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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • Improved build quality, solid handling and optional Hemi V8 power make the Ram a tough truck to beat.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Generous passenger room, sharp handling, compliant ride, spacious interior, available side-curtain airbags.

  • Cons

    Not enough power from top V8, poor fuel mileage, no stepside body style.

  • What's New for 2003

    Two new packages debut, "Off-Road" and "Work Special," and the old Laramie trim level returns to replace the SLT Plus. For better performance, a five-speed automatic transmission is now optional on the 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8 engines.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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It is not what it

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

after looking at chevy and ford, dodge was by far the best looking truck. however, about a month after purchasing it, problems arose. the truck has been in the shop at least 10 times for numerous problems. first, the brake rotors warped, and we had them changed 3 times. then the wind noise is terrible at about 35 mph. we took it to the dealer and they suggested installing rain guard things ,which helped a little. you cannot ride comfortably with the windows down because the wind pounds the side of your head. the seats are like torture devices there is no comfortable position .the lastest problem is the transmission, which sounds like it is about to fall out whenever gears are changed.




More work in the interior

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

the interior of the truck needs mor work but overall it nice. it needs more features. it looks inside like a ranch truck.




Hemi mayor

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

I have had 7 new cars in 10 years and this is the best vehicle that I have ever owned. The quality is first rate, the fit and finish are flawless. The Quad Cab has a bunch of room and being 6 foot 4 inch and 300 lbs, I am comfortable.




My ride

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

so far i've driven 10000 miles and this truck has been there for me. i'm in construction and i expect alot out of a truck and this ram delivers




Sweet truck

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

Nice new style for 2003. Still need to work on gas mileage. Better interior than Chevy 1500 & Chevy 1500 cost more than the Dodge. Alot more.




Excellet

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

Best purchase ever made! Love my new truck! Drives and looks powerful -- recommend everyone consider this powerful good looking truck before buying anything else. Moving into the future with the Dodge Ram Look!



Full 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 2003

Two new packages debut, "Off-Road" and "Work Special," and the old Laramie trim level returns to replace the SLT Plus. For better performance, a five-speed automatic transmission is now optional on the 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8 engines.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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